Storing Stuff

Lockaway, Morningstar and Cube Smart Self Storage are all within walking distance from my house.  I pass by the buildings almost weekly.  The amount of “stuff” Americans stow away in attics, garages and storage facilities is mind boggling. What we cannot store is sitting on pallets at the Salvation Army Donation Center and Goodwill. Most people do not catalogue what is in their storage unit going years without ever accessing the place.  Why do we keep this “stuff?”  Will we need it later?  Is it too nice to give away?  If it has sentimental meaning, why is it hidden from view?  We spend money storing things that have no lasting value that do not enrich our lives or anyone else’s.  Despite climate controlled conditions, security cameras and locks, preservation of our stuff cannot be guaranteed. Besides, stuff stored on earth stays on earth.
Matthew 6:19-21
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

True treasures worth storing are eternal and integral to living an abundant earthly life.  If we are going to accumulate stuff, let it be acts of prayer, fasting and a servant heart which produce treasures reserved for us in heaven.  Stop trusting in material stuff which is visible and put your faith in that which is invisible, resistant to rust, moths and thieves.  There is nothing like a storehouse filled with blessings that cannot be seen or numbered.  Our concern will be directed at heaven because that’s where our priceless stuff is stored.


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